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by byron mac donald
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CXXXIV.
Replies: 2
Views: 2166

A monkey cup? At least this is what the MET calls it (I did not cheat! I just used the resources available to me, besides I like visiting the MET online)

http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp

Regards- Byron
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by byron mac donald
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need some help with prill mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3499

Hello-

From what I can see (not very well) it could be prill (could you take another picture without the flash?). Either way... if it is than it should be marked with this wonderful sites logo "925" or "sterling", if not it is a lovely piece of silverplate.

Regards-

Byron
by byron mac donald
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Silver or Silverplate(strange hallmarks)
Replies: 6
Views: 3970

Hi Louis-

The mark looks sort of Japanese to me (just my opinion) can you post a picture of the item and any other hallmarks?

Byron
by byron mac donald
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: egyptian filligran bracelet
Replies: 4
Views: 3624

Hi Robert-

I have no answers for you, however I am curious as to why you state that it is Egyptian? The bracelet appears to be very well made and is very attractive with from what I can see a very nice piece of turquoise; are you sure it is not Iranian?

Best wishes-

Byron
by byron mac donald
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What age is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 3066

Wow... this should have been a what is it thread, I have never seen anything like it. Now that you guys ruined it for me ;-) I find it very interesting. I would agree with Trev, for an officer any comfort of home would be important, even if it had a dual purpose and an officer would be one of the on...
by byron mac donald
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: tea pot 1821 James Henry Daniel london
Replies: 6
Views: 3284

Hi Sebastiano-

I would be willing to bet your English is better than most of everyone else heres Italian. You have some very interesting and fun pieces, thank you for sharing them.

Best Wishes-

Byron
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by byron mac donald
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Schleissner Sohne Caster Date?
Replies: 6
Views: 3981

I do not know for sure but is there not also a time frame for when they would have stamped it "Germany"?

Regards-

Byron
by byron mac donald
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: tea pot 1800 William bayley
Replies: 9
Views: 4691

Hello Gardoni- I believe your question is in regards to whether your item is sterling silver? the answer is yes (at least according to the guarantee mark which is the lion). See here: http://www.925-1000.com/british_marks.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; All the marks seem to be a...
by byron mac donald
Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Thistle cup, nicely marked...Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 4184

Hi Judhael-

Your cup looks very old, are you sure that it is silver? For some reason it feels like pewter to me. Not that I care, I believe art is art and smithing is smithing no matter what income level the artist was working in.
by byron mac donald
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Knife Rest Maker BC
Replies: 5
Views: 3703

Hi Miles-

No sorry, I do not know the maker BC. I would have to think that judging by the age of the rests that whoever it was is probably dead by now. ;-) (sorry... I could not resist).
by byron mac donald
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Wm Frantz Flatware New Orleans
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

Hello Brick- I believe that Frantz would be the retailer, the maker is Gorham as seen here: http://www.925-1000.com/Gorham_Date_Code.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I think the pattern is "Chantilly" (your picture is the back side) but this cool site shows it here: http...
by byron mac donald
Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: What is this dish for?
Replies: 8
Views: 3182

I do not know the size of the item... but could it be a relish serving container?
by byron mac donald
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Berry Spoon - Sterling silver? advice appreciated
Replies: 5
Views: 3296

I guess I do not understand why the items monetary value should distract from the items artistic value, you own it do what you want with it I guess, just my humble opinion is all. :-)
by byron mac donald
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Trying to identify italianmakers marks from Milan
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Hello Rob-

I have no answer for you, rather a question. Is the picture etched silver? it is beautiful...

Regards-

Byron
by byron mac donald
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Small Measuring Tool
Replies: 8
Views: 3503

I think it is a tongue depressor (measurer) used by a doctor of speach therapy. ;-)
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by byron mac donald
Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Large English Sterling Piece
Replies: 19
Views: 8896

Once I clicked on the picture again I was able to see the story, of battles, honor and peace. Very interesting item, I wonder to whom it applies?

Byron
by byron mac donald
Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: help with small silver tray hallmark
Replies: 5
Views: 6106

Hello Aspire-

Perhaps a coaster?
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by byron mac donald
Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Large English Sterling Piece
Replies: 19
Views: 8896

Hi Fortunata-

I have a question... what the heck is it for? as far as pseudo marks... here is a link to a wonderfull site that explains them.

http://www.925-1000.com/silverglossary4.html

Best wishes- Byron
by byron mac donald
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Silver Polishing
Replies: 5
Views: 4903

Hi Buff- Here is a great article found here on this site for caring for your silver items: http://www.925-1000.com/aPolish.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I hope you do not ruin what you have, the persons that have answered your post so far have alot of knowledge that I would tak...
by byron mac donald
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Finnish maker mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

Hi David-

Hard to see, but it looks like the French Boars head. See "Small guarntee" 1838 to present here:

http://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_marks.html

What do you think?

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